Use of NCCN Guidelines, Other Guidelines, and Biomarkers for Colorectal Cancer Screening.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Colorectal cancer (CRC) remains a common cancer and significant public health burden. CRC-related mortality is declining, partly due to the early detection of CRC through robust screening. NCCN has established the NCCN Guidelines for CRC Screening to help healthcare providers make appropriate screening recommendations according to the patient's risk of developing CRC. This review describes the evolution of CRC screening guidelines for average-risk individuals, discusses the role of NCCN Guidelines for CRC Screening in cancer prevention, and comments on the current and emerging use of biomarkers for CRC screening.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Williams, CD; Grady, WM; Zullig, LL

Published Date

  • November 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1479 - 1485

PubMed ID

  • 27799515

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC5117951

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1540-1413

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.6004/jnccn.2016.0154


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States